The Club - Volunteer



All volunteers involved in the supervision of children (under 18 years), or having access to their information, have to have a current RFU DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Check.


If you have an RFU DBS through another Rugby Club, let us know and we maybe able to access to it.

If you need a DBS, it is now a very simple process:

1. Read the 2017/18 Ironsides Rugby Volunteer Letter (which links through to an Adobe form to capture your data)

2. Present copies of the correct ORIGINAL ID to a club ID Checker for inspection and entering online (see DBS guide & for DBS checkers see Check Process from GMS to DBS)

3. Await your Clearance (normally takes two weeks) and inform your ID checker when you receive it.

That's it! 

For any further assistance please contact


Ironsides Rugby recognises and appreciates the support from doctors and other health professionals who provide assistance to the club, and that this gesture contributes to the smooth running of many matches. Whilst encouraging health professionals to participate in providing assistance at events, matches and training, we must point out that before they undertake such a role, only Health Professionals who have undertaken appropriate first aid training and are identified as first aiders by Ironsides Rugby, will be insured to practice to the limits of this training. Any further professional treatment or advice given, is provided under their own indemnity and insurance.

INSURANCE:  Yes, a suitably qualified volunteer who has been appointed by an insured club as their medical attendant will be insured to practice first aid to the limits of their training by the standard RFU insurance, and have the same public liability cover as referees and coaches. Obviously they should not attempt any treatment that they have not been trained for, and it is the club's responsibility to check the qualifications of any such volunteers (ask to see certificates, obtain any relevant CRB checks, encourage refresher training when appropriate etc).

Professional medical staff are not included in this cover and should have their own indemnity and insurance before being appointed by a club.


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